Dance Umbrella 2018

Celebrating its 30th anniversary Dance Umbrella 2018, the premier platform of South African contemporary choreography and dance will run, at various theatres and venues in Johannesburg, from March 6 – 18, 2018.

Funded by the National Lotteries Commission, the internationally renowned annual festival will present 18 programmes of new contemporary dance works from both local and international choreographers.

Dance Umbrella 2018 opens on March 6 and 7 at the UJ Centre for the Arts with two works: Gula Matari by Vincent Sekwati Mantsoe, and Mayhem by Gregory Vuyani Maqoma.

Gula Matari, which premiered at Dance Umbrella 1992, promises a celebratory opening of the festival. Performed by the Vuyani Dance Theatre, the dancers become like birds that whistle and use their heads to communicate with other birds. Maqoma’s Mayhem, reflects on our altered state of mind, our country’s state of confusion and the chaos we are left with. Presented in collaboration with, French-Institut South Africa

Ticket prices R150.00

For the full Dance Umbrella programme go to